The 11th annual Rendezvous Film Festival on Amelia Island recently announced its lineup of 86 films for 2018.
The Rendezvous Film Festival, which will be held Sept. 20-22, will include workshops, parties and the opportunity to mingle with visiting actors and filmmakers.
The festival will also feature a short horror film block to introduce a new film festival, The Rendezvous Scare Fest, which will take place in October at AMC 24 Orange Park.
Tickets and VIP passes for The Rendezvous Film Festival are available through Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com/e/rendezvous-film-festival-at-amelia-island-tickets-48312586246
Some highlights of this year’s festival include:
■ “SGT. Stubby: An American Hero:” The opening, family -friendly feature film tells an animated true story of a stray dog who joins his new master on the battlefields of World War I. For his valorous actions, Sgt. Stubby is still recognized as the most decorated dog in American history. Directed by Richard Lanni. Starring Helena Bohnam Carter (“Harry Potter” series, “Alice in Wonderland”), Gerard Depardieu (“Life of Pi,” “102 Dalmations”) and Logan Lerma (“Percy Jackson,” “Perks of being a Wall Flower”)
■ “Love, Fear, and Agoraphobia:” This award-winning feature film tells the quirky love story of two people who help each other find their way. An agoraphobic man and a female Marine become emotionally entangled as they struggle to escape from their personal prisons. Directed by Alex D’Lerma. Starring Lori Petty (“Orange is the New Black,” “Tank Girl”), Dustin Coffey (“American Horror Story,” “Stuber”), Linda Burzynski (“Big Little Lies,” “Shameless”).
Other feature films
■ “Strategy and Pursuit:” A story of the complicated dynamics between lovelorn friends, sparking a disturbing chain of events. Directed by Matt Riddlehoover. Starring Jessejames Locorriere (“Ozark,” “Nashville,” “Turn”), Emily Landham (“Nashville,” “Still the King”) and James J. Fuertes (“Silver Twins,” “Anathema”),
■ “The Pea Shooter” (all ages): A dramatic comedy that follows the day in the life of two kids, Taylor and Rae, who, in spite of their differences in religion and their economic social status, are still able to form a friendship. Directed by Joseph T. Spence. Starring Abbi Butler (“Sweet Tooth,” “Chasing Ghosts”), Brennon Olsen (“Under the Dome,” “Benched”)
■ “Murder on the Reef” (Documentary): The documentary follows the hotly debated issues surrounding the world’s largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. Directed by Allen Dobrovolsky.
Florida Feature Film
“A Brilliant Monster:” They say success comes with a price, but for the story of Mitch Stockridge, an author of self-help books, that price feeds a bigger monster. Directed by F.C. Rabbath. Starring Dennis Friebe (“Savannah Sunrise,” “MacGyver”), Joy Kigin (“The Resident,” “I am Frankie”) and Nick Leali (“Zelda’s Pepperonis”)
For more information, go to www.rendezvousfilmfestival.net.